Change Content Thumbnail and First Frame

When an image or video is uploaded to Screencast.com a thumbnail and first frame image is automatically created. Content owners can change the thumbnail and first frame for any image or video in their library.

The video first frame and thumbnail use the same image. Changing the video first frame will also change your video thumbnail.

Automatically generated thumbnails for images match the appearance of the uploaded file. For videos, unless another file is designated as the thumbnail and first frame in a program like Camtasia, Screencast.com uses the first frame of the video to create a thumbnail and first frame image.

 

A video first frame is an image that displays in the video player before the video has been started.
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A thumbnail is a small graphic that represents your content and is displayed in the library, folders, and playlists.

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Change Thumbnail and First Frame from the Library

  1. Hover over a piece of content and click Edit.
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  2. In the Edit Media dialog, click Change Thumbnail.
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  3. Drag and drop the new thumbnail file on the uploader, or click Choose Files to Upload and select it.
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The file uploads and upon completion the uploader will close automatically. The new thumbnail is displayed in the Library.
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Change Thumbnail and First Frame From the View Page

  1. Navigate to the content's view page and click the View Media Details button.
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  2. Click Edit in the Media section.
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  3. In the Edit Media dialog, click Change Thumbnail.
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  4. Click Choose Files to Upload and select the thumbnail, or drag the file onto the uploader.
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The file uploads and upon completion the uploader will close automatically. Refresh the page and the new thumbnail and first frame will display in the page.

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